Overseas Worker Requirements

Overseas Worker Requirements

If a business is endorsed to access an occupation on the Australian Government’s current list of eligible skilled occupations, the overseas worker will needed to demonstrate the same level of qualifications and experience as the standard Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482) and Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186) visa programs.
Skill Level 1 to 3 Occupations
Overseas workers filling any Goldfields Designated Area Migration Agreement (Goldfields DAMA) occupations that are not on the Australian Government’s skilled occupation list must meet the following requirements:
  • If required, a visa applicant must undergo a skills assessment and/or verification by the relevant Skill Assessing Authority or the Overseas Qualifications Unit, Migration Services, Department of Training and Workforce Development;
  • meet the skill level as defined in ANZSCO;
  • have at least two years post qualification experience.
Specified Skill Level 2 Occupations
The following skills requirements are to be met for the following skill level 2 specified occupation, not included in the eligible list of skilled occupations, as outlined in the table below:
 
ANZSCO code
Occupation
ANZSCO skill level

142111

Retail Manager (General)

2

Note: ANZSCO Indicative Skill Level - AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma

The visa applicant must:
  • undergo a skills assessment conducted by the relevant Skill Assessing Authority
AND, meet one of the following groups of requirements:
  • meet the qualification level as defined in ANZSCO in business administration or in a field highly relevant to the retail setting being managed, and
  • have at least one year post qualification experience (20 hours plus per week) completed within the last five years.
OR
  • meet the qualification level as defined in ANZSCO in any field of study other than mentioned above, and
  • have at least two years’ post qualification experience (20 hours plus per week) completed within last five years.
OR
  • meet the qualification level as defined in ANZSCO in any field of study, and
  • have at least four years’ work experience (20 hours plus per week) if undertaken prior to completion of the qualification.
Specified Skill Level 4 Occupations
The following skills requirements are to be met for the following skill level 4 specified occupation, not included in the eligible list of skilled occupations, as outlined in table below.
ANZSCO code
Occupation
ANZSCO skill level
421111 Child Care Worker 4
Note: ANZSCO Indicative Skill Level - AQF Certificate III
 
The visa applicant must;
  • undergo a skills assessment conducted by the relevant Skills Assessing Authority
AND
  • have at least a relevant Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Certificate III or equivalent or higher level qualification, and
  • have at least one year (20 hours plus per week) relevant post qualification experience.

For occupations skill level 4 not listed in ANZSCO and other skill level 4 occupations requested under the Goldfields DAMA as listed in the below table, the following skill and experience requirements apply.

ANZSCO code or 6-digit Code
Occupation
ANZSCO skill level
070499 Bar Attendant (Supervisor) 4
712211 Driller 4
721211 Earthmoving Plant Operator 4
721216 Loader Operator 4
721999 Mobile Plant Operator nec 4
821712 Scaffolder 4
733111 Truck Driver (General) 4
070499 Waiter (Supervisor) 4
Note: ANZSCO Indicative Skill Level - AQF Certificate II or III

The visa applicant must;
  • undergo a skills assessment conducted by the relevant Skills Assessing Authority (as specified in the Labour Agreement)
AND meet one of the following groups of requirements
  • have at least a relevant Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Certificate II or equivalent or higher level qualification, and
  • have at least one and a half years (20 hours plus per week) relevant post qualification experience.
OR
  • have at least a relevant Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Certificate III or equivalent or higher level qualification, and
  • have at least one year (20 hours plus per week) relevant post qualification experience).
OR
  • have at least two years (38 hours plus per week) relevant experience.
Specified Skill Level 5 Occupations
For skill level 5 occupations requested under this Goldfields DAMA as listed in the below table, the following skill and experience requirements apply.
 
ANZSCO code or 6-digit Code
Occupation
ANZSCO skill level
821912 Driller’s Assistant 5
Note: ANZSCO Indicative skill Level - AQF Certificate I or compulsory secondary education
 
The visa applicant must:
  • undergo skills assessment conducted by the relevant Skills Assessing Authority (as specified in the Labour Agreement)
 
AND meet one of the following groups of requirements
  • have at least a relevant Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Certificate I or equivalent or higher level qualification, and
  • have at least six months (20 hours plus per week) relevant post qualification experience.
OR
  • have at least two years (38 hours plus per week) relevant experience.